ERIC Number: EJ852769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Foster Parents' Involvement in Authoritative Parenting and Interest in Future Parenting Training
King, Keith A.; Kraemer, Linda K.; Bernard, Amy L.; Vidourek, Rebecca A.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v16 n5 p606-614 Oct 2007
We surveyed 191 Southwest Ohio foster parents regarding their involvement in authoritative parenting and interest for additional parenting education. Our results showed that most respondents reported using an authoritative parenting style and were interested in receiving future training. Involvement in authoritative parenting differed significantly based on level of education and number of years as a foster parent. Foster parents with a college degree or higher were significantly more involved in authoritative parenting than foster parents with a high school diploma or less. Those who had been a foster parent for greater than five years were significantly more likely than those who been a foster parent for five years or less to use authoritative parenting and desire future training in authoritative parenting.
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Parents, Foster Care, Parenting Skills, Parent Education, Surveys, Parent Attitudes, Educational Attainment, Experience, College Graduates
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio